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Incentives, p10

August 21, 2017 by Tim


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RP
RP
4 years ago

Yeah, sad fact. Majority of preorders offers something that is just for advanced start of game. And sometimes rarely you get something cool that makes you part of exclusive club.

Phyrexian Rogue
Phyrexian Rogue
4 years ago
Reply to  RP

I’d call that a good thing. It’d be a rather dirty P2W tactic if pre-order items actually gave you a significant bonus throughout the entire game instead of just making the early levels easier/quicker.

Ashi
Ashi
4 years ago

Agree wholeheartedly

RP
RP
4 years ago
Reply to  Ashi

I suppose you did not preorder Street Fighter to get cool bearded Ryu costume. Or maybe Xenoverse for classic Tao Pai Pai pillar. Both of which give no p2w benefits.

Ashi
Ashi
4 years ago
Reply to  RP

Seeing as I haven’t played a SF game since SNES, and I have less than zero interest in Xenoverse, you would be right on both counts.

DannyboyO1
DannyboyO1
4 years ago
Reply to  RP

Now, if it provided a lasting cosmetic benefit, that’d be spiff. Like, okay, your starter weapon is shinier than the standard starter weapon… and you’ve replaced it 10 min in. But then you throw it in the magic wardrobe and can, like, keep the particle effect or something.

foducool
foducool
4 years ago

d’oh oh oh oh oh, preorder bonuses are for the weak!

Sabre Runner
4 years ago

Is that a dis at No Man’s Sky?
Because… I feel you.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago

Not sure if those would exist, or if he is screwing with them.
“And then you reach level 42, on the Magrathean Cotton Candy plains, and there you get the Fangs of the Really Important Thing which gives you 24 drinking speed and also gives you +2 to self satisfaction and -4 to dignity for playing this long.”

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago

Also, I wouldn’t be suprised if Scott has implanted onto the internet and app stores a series of games which subliminally, with the power of POSITIVE *and microtansactions* THINKING, is making a portion more than the taxes.
Because Scott isn’t just a guy in a wheelchair or a guy with a demented penguin, he is an Ace Coder.

James Rye
James Rye
4 years ago

That look on their faces when they realized they paid extra money for something they will use only up to level 5/6 of probably like 99/100 levels. xD

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Ok, so now Immortal Thirst is Vampires in Space? Why hasn’t anyone made this game yet?

Brian
Brian
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

I need this game so badly now

SiliconWolf
SiliconWolf
4 years ago
Reply to  Brian

Here’s something to help tide you over
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syfVjL4tLRU

MUHAHAHAHAHA!

Hans Jákup
Hans Jákup
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

so…
kickstarter? 🙂

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago
Reply to  Tim

My good sir this is getting into Zombie Vampire Robot Banditos territory

Alex
Alex
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Right?!

Trojianmaru
Trojianmaru
4 years ago
Reply to  Steve

Damn this isn’t a real game? I was kinda looking forward to finding out what the game was and buying it. We sure it isn’t a parody of that new dark souls game where you play vampires?

Kerran
Kerran
4 years ago

Why is Scott in a wheelchair? What did I miss?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago
Reply to  Kerran

For the reboot, Scott is in a wheelchair. That’s how he was introduced. It hasn’t been explained why yet.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Alex

I assume that when he went to go rescue Ted (about right after he accepted the ad for a roomate from Ethan and Lucas, but before he moved in), Scott failed horribly and wounded himself, losing control of his legs. Presumably (if this is the case) Scott decided to accept the ad for other reasons, then while in the 2.0 timeline he simply decides to go with it and stay, in the 1.0 timeline he has Ted and then decides not to move for the sake of camouflage. Though now that I think about it…if Lilah wasn’t there for Ethan… Read more »

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

But Tim…
That is the whole reason why Scott moved in with E&L 1.0. Therefore, no Ted means no Scott logically speaking. And an awful lot of instances which are critical to the plot (Barry retiring, Ethan gets the store; the moving to another place; other little minutiae I have no clue about) are all dependant on Lilah.
So I assume some plot holes WERE butterfly effected away, but other persist…
I mean, the game store I could care less about. Not much less. I assume Zeke based ones will be filled soon though…

Skyblade
Skyblade
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

@Hamstermer
The story has been rebooted with the superhero storyline. All of the prior events did not take place. The characters are the same, but the situations and history are different.

Vashta
Vashta
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

where is zeke?!? he was my fav!

Stevyn
Stevyn
4 years ago
Reply to  Vashta

This is kind of a tangent storyline concerning Ethan and Lucas. Not sure this is cannon, and considering how inconsequential it was, it doesn’t matter one way or the other. But the main storyline left of with Lucas about to face-off against Zeke, who appears to be some sort of supervillain.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago

I want to see more of Scott. I love his style – quiet, introverted, intelligent, with a sharp edge, a killer wit, and a quiet world-weariness. Everything you need in a super vill- *cough* erm, coworker. Coworker. Yeah.

When I first started reading CAD as a teen ages ago, it was Lucas who I identified with; now, it’s Scott. Really happy to see this direction that’s going with his character.

… and yeah, again – preorder bonuses stink, unless they’re actual physical stuff.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

Except for when it is a dinky figurine that breaks on contact with human skin, or a coin made of plastic with a nice decal. Some are nice but others look like a Hasbro knockoff reject. And those tend to be impossible to keep intact when little children decide to mess with them.
But other preorder bonuses are pretty neat.

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
4 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

Yeah, but usually you can recoup your losses, or make a profit, by selling that limited pre-order item on ebay later on. There are always collectors, unless the game sucks.

M3f
M3f
4 years ago

, I have to say this is where You really shine. Your narrative is best when it concerns those guys playing computer games. The other stuff You do ain’t bad, that’s not what I’m saying at all, but this line and old CAD had the best twists and light and funny dialogues. Just love them and hope we’ll see much more of that in the future again.

Diamond655
Diamond655
4 years ago

I will literally pay someone if they start making Immortal Thirst a real thing. ((Well, I would if I had money.))

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Diamond655

Eventually someone will make it.
Granted, it is about a crazy hobo with a god complex who is in a desert, and all he has is salty food and liquor, but it is still called Immortal Thirst.

Kaian
Kaian
4 years ago

First I do love the put down on p2w. I prefer cosmetic preorders. But get vexed when different stores get different versions. I am talking to you CoV. It is so hard to choose. As to storyline preference. . While I like the original story. I get why the plug was pulled. Ethan needed to grow up a little and be slightly better grounded in the real world. The numbered players fill the weird role better. But I like all of the other three story types. These three running a game store is funny slice of life. The superhero arcs… Read more »

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Kaian

What about Soul Calibur for console differences?
Yoda vs. Darth Vader…hm….
Hmmmm….
HMMMMM….

Kaian
Kaian
4 years ago
Reply to  Hamstermer

I happily did not own a console and did not have to choose.
Besides it is obvious you have to have Vader.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  Kaian

Maybe you’re right…
40 minutes later…
*cough*
Zekeplus…
It…*gag* really helps…
*wheeze*
Should have…gotten Yoda…
*collapse*

Cabal
4 years ago

Ethan’s face is getting really derpy lately.

Jay
Jay
4 years ago

Black Hole Fangs…won’t you bang…and wash away the pain…

Commentary Ver.2.72
Commentary Ver.2.72
4 years ago
Reply to  Jay

Because the cover of that song sucked harder than a vampire with the +2 bonus from Laser Fangs

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
3 years ago

It was like it had +3 more suckiness

Jesper
Jesper
4 years ago

On a completely different topic, why is Scott in a wheelchair?
I am quite happy of the return of Ethan and Lucas (and hopefully soon Lilah as well) but I don’t remember Scott being in a wheelchair back in the old exploding timeline, what has happened to him?

D00D
D00D
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

How long till a HUGE banner gets put up saying that this is not the old timeline? You probably have it saved somewhere so you can just cut and paste it into here you have type it so many times now.

Loki
Loki
4 years ago

I still feel burned from the Fable 3 Pre-orders, something like 5 different pre-order bonuses and who has the money to by 5 copies of the game..not to mention some of those weapons had game long uses, I still regret not getting the Channeler, and it took 3.5 years before those items were made available for purchase.

TechBender
TechBender
4 years ago

I agree with M3f whole heartedly. I’m not about trying to dictate to an artist how they should do their art, but I enjoy this more than the players or any of the other stuff. Chef Brian is pretty awesome too though.

Hamstermer
Hamstermer
4 years ago
Reply to  TechBender

Chef Brian is mediocre. That guy Cook Bryan on the other hand, now he is awesome.
😉
(no, Cook Bryan is not an alternate username or anything.)

Tobias
4 years ago

#drivebyburn

Taylor
Taylor
4 years ago

So I was re-reading Analog and D-Pad and in the 4th issue they said that Ethanol had a sister named Charlie. Did she replace Rory or do they both exist?